The Kel-Tec KSG has been around since 2011 and was featured in the Shot Show in 2013 in the Generation 2 series, as the video after this segment will provide live-fire demonstration by an expert. The KSG is one ugly bullpup firearm, but it is meant for no-nonsense tactical and/or home defense use, so they say. It holds 14 + 1, 12-GA rounds and no other (yet) shotgun is as short in its class. With an “eyes open” red-dot scope attached, like the AimPoint PRO, you can clear away targets rapidly, according to the manufacturer and Robert Farago at The Truth About Guns.
Notice the gun jammed during demonstration in the video. Personally I would prefer a pistol for home defense and a Benelli or Saiga or a Mossberg semi-auto for tactical purposes – despite not being short as the KSG. If you want a shorty, there is always the 1887 Bootleg shotgun or the Stagecoach double-barrel. Or, if you want a unique break-open coach weapon, there is the Triple Crown shotgun with a 18.5-inch barrel that fires three 3x3” Magnum 12-gauge. It comes with five Remington chokes. The latter has an MSRP of $1667.
For those who ride on four wheels in the outback or four hooves in the American West, nothing beats a John Browning lever-action saddle shotgun. It has five shells in the magazine with one in the chamber, less than the KSB, but it is accurate and reliable. You can keep the “Star Wars” bullpup shotgun. As personal preference, I never liked pump shotguns or rifles.